Top 12 Metal Detectors

Treasure Finds and Stories

There are treasure hunters all over the world uncovering incredible finds with a metal detector. Whether you’re new to the hobby, or a seasoned pro, sharing the story behind each discovery is part of the fun and excitement. Check out these treasure finds and stories; some of which are from our very own customers!
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1267 Stories
White's Coinmaster
White's Coinmaster
White's Coinmaster
My Granddaughter's First Hunt

The Coinmaster is a big hit with my granddaughter. I took her out for a short 1 hour hunt before work and she found 6 dimes, 2 pennies and a token at a park I've hunted many times. Good going girl!!! Coinmaster is awesome!! Thanks White's!! Great hobby for the kids too!!!!

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White's Matrix M6
White's Matrix M6
White's Matrix M6
Just in Time For Granddaughter's Kindergarten Graduation

My trusty M6 finds my granddaughter an awesome graduation gift! A sterling silver Kindergarten class ring!!! I found this at one of my hunted out parks with my trusty M6 with a 5.3 inch Eclipse coil and my new TRX!!! Awesome Trio!!! White's proves again how powerful their equipment is. The TRX is the best pinpointer I have ever used. Thanks White's for your quality and support!!! A number 1!!!!!

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Ok, Now My V3i is Just Showing Off.

I took it back to the house that it was bought to be used for. This house's yard has mineralization from hell. It masked out everything deeper than 4 inches. So I bought a V3i which has all the adjustability I need to punch through.

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White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
4856 Seated Half Found With VX3

Found this old coin in a old park. It was about 8 inches down and on its side. My VX3 still gave a good loud signal.

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Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
One Lucky Swing

I was out one day looking around at the local school. I had been hunting for about two hours and only had about two dollars in change. As the day light started to fade I started to head back to my car thanking that I had turned off my detector. With the machine by my side. I started to head down the steps. When my detector went off with a loud tone. I scan to see what made the loud sound . My machine read a 45 on a X-TERRA 505 @ 4 in deep. I dug and seen a beautiful silver eagle and a FFA lettering. Cleaning off the dirt I seen I had a big silver FFA ring. Thank you MINELAB

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Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Sterling Silver

The trips to the beach have been regular but the finds have been a little irregular. I notice also once the tractors have gone through I only seem to pick up 50 cents and 5cents and occasional 2 and 1 dollar coin this pattern seems to repeat itself without fail I did find some small jewellery.Its the thrill of the hunt that keeps us going in this hobby I might invest in a 15 inch coil for the xterra to cover more area at the beach and gain a little more depth to maximise my time at the beach and increase my find rate happy hunting.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Never Expected Colonial Coins

I've been detecting around old cellar holes of a farmstead in western Pa with the E-TRAC. I've only had this machine since April 2014, mind you. On one of my last outings, I was exploring a couple hundred yards away from the farmstead and higher on a hill when I noticed a mound that appeared out of place. I detected around it on my way back to the truck but, didn't find anything. The following week, myself and brother-in-law decided to try again. My first hit was a screaming signal. Dug down 5 inches expecting a large cent. To my surprise, I saw silver but, not a US silver. It was a 177? Spanish 2 Reale! What an awesome feel...

Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Find of MY Lifetime with the E-TRAC!

As a child, I was always fascinated by stories of treasure. My father would take me to old foundations to explore, and I remember hoping and praying so hard that I would find something special. A few square nails and an old roofing hatchet were the only items in my collection, but at 8 years old, they were treasures! I guess, sometimes, we never really lose that part of us. My passion for history only became stronger as I got older, and last spring, at the age of 33, I bought a Minelab E-TRAC. From the second I hit that power button, I was hooked!

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
My Best Find Ever: Civil War Eagle Breastplate!!!

I have an X-TERRA 705 metal detector and I pounded a homesite built in 1925. After several months I went back to this homesite and detected the sidewalk of this homesite and got a signal about 6 inches deep. I dug and dug and saw what I thought was the back of a mason jar lid. I brushed the relic off and when I saw the eagle I almost fainted! It was a Civil War eagle breastplate! This was my best find ever!

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
For The Doubters...

Up until January this year I had always used a different brand of metal detector. people always said you should upgrade and try a Minelab but I could never see why and what the fuss was about..

Anyway, January saw an opportunity to purchase an E-TRAC from a friend of mine who had just upgraded to a CTX 3030…

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